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The following Events are sponsored or co-sponsored by The Textile Institute. Just click on the event for additional information.

  • 2017 March 6-8 , Introduction to Textiles, Manchester
  • 2017 Tuesday, March 7 & Wednesday March 8, Wearable Technology Show
  • 2017 March 24 & 25 - TI Conference Sri Lanka
  • 2017 March 30 - Fashion Capital launches its first Trunk Show
  • 2017 Thursday, 30 March, UK Creative Industries
  • 2017 May 16 - 19: Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium 2017 Wu Han, China - CALL FOR PAPERS JAN 31,2017
  • Introduction to Clothing - DATES for Short Courses, Manchester, UK

    26 October 2017: Fabric Knowledge
    9 November 2017: Introduction to the Global Clothing Industry
    15 November 2017: Understanding Garments
    23 November 2017: Size and Fit
    29 November 2017: Garment Specification
    06 December 2017: The Product Development Process


    Introduction to Textiles

    6-8 March 2017, Manchester

    This intensive training short course is organised for the benefit of all those who are engaged in the manufacture, research and development as well as the commercial aspects of textile business. The course will cover the fibres, yarns and fabrics used in textile products for apparel, household and technical textiles applications as core modules. The third day will offer two specialist modules covering dyeing and finishing, fabric testing and analysis.

    Course Director: Professor Subhash Anand MBE Comp TI CText FTI MSc PhD AMCST 

    Day 1
    Fibres: Their production, properties and areas of application.
    Yarns: Their production, properties and areas of application.

    Day 2
    Weaving: Yarn preparation, fabric production, fabric structure, fabric properties and areas of application.
    Warp & Weft Knitting: Fabric production, fabric structure, fabric properties and areas of application.
    Nonwoven Fabrics: Classification, web formation, wet-laid, dry-laid and polymer-laid fabric production, fabric properties and areas of application.

    Day 3
    Dyeing & Finishing: Preparatory processes for different textile materials, dyeing, principles of colouration.
    Fabric Testing & Analysis: Fabric performance, fabric specifications, fabric testing and analysis.

    Included in the course fees are refreshments throughout the day, lunch, course materials and samples. 

    Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS.

    3 Days Full Course 
    TI Member - £640.00
    Non Member - £800.00
    Teacher - £480.00
    Student - £400.00

    Rates for individual days are also available.

    Booking form

    All rates are inclusive of VAT 


    The Wearable Technology Show 2017
    7-8 March, Tuesday & Wednesday
    9:00 AM - 17:30 PM

    London Excel


    Now in its fourth year the annual WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY SHOW returns to London, ExCel on the 7th & 8th March 2017.
    WTS2017 is the largest business and prosumer show featuring cutting edge technology under one roof. It is the biggest and best forum for forming partnerships and developing new business across the wearable, smart device and IOT landscape.

    Over 6,000 delegates, 200 speakers and 300 press will come together to exchange views, network and do business. The show floor will feature cutting edge technology attracting prosumers, distributors and buyers

    Boasting 9 conference tracks; in conjunction with the Augmented Reality Show, Smart Home Show, Digital Healthcare and IOT Connect Show, WTS2017 offers unrivalled breadth and depth of content.

    WTS2017 showcases technologies across a multitude of fields including - smart home, healthcare, fashion, fitness, performance sports, enterprise, augmented reality and presents visionary speakers working within the industry to discuss the future of wearables, smart technology and IOT.

    Event Opening Times


    7 March

    09.00 - 17.30


    8 March

    09.00 - 17.30

    Registration for free expo and paid conference track - we are offering a 30% discount on conference passes to Institute members - please use the code - WTSTIDISC30



    Three Different Experience within two days

    • Research Paper Presentation on 24th March
    • Dedicated Industry Color Symposium "Colour in Fashion - Making it Fast Lean and Green"
    • International Fashion Show "Fashion Beyond 2017" on 25th Evening

    CALL FOR PAPERS: We welcome proposals for papers and invitations for abstract submissions are now open for both Oral and Poster presentations covering current research and new processes.
    Who needs to know the next game changing in colour, meet the experts on COLOUR SYMPOSIUM on 25th March 2017, (08.30am to 12.30pm)
    "Fashion Beyond 2017" each student/professional designer can present their collection on any category on evening runway show

    Abstract Submission & Fashion show register Deadline: January 31st 2017

    Send abstract or inquires to
    More Web:
    Reserve your seat early: Whattsapp / Viber: +94 773 940 838
    (Acceptance Notification send within 10 days of receiving the Abstract)
    All the TI member put code "TIM2017" on email or Abstract Submission form message box (Online submission available)


    Fashion Capital launches its first Trunk Show in Manchester - Lifting the Lid on Fashion!
    30 March 2017
    Manchester Art Gallery

    Tickets cost £50 and £35 for students

    Contact /0208 809 3311 to purchase tickets



    Priorities for the UK creative industries workforce post-Brexit

    THURSDAY, 30 MARCH 2017



    For More Info: 01344 864796.


    16 - 19 May 9  2017: Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium 2017
    Wu Han, China

    Call for Papers/Abstracts - TBIS 2017 (Wu Han)

    Deadline for FULL PAPER / ABSTRACT submission: Jan 31, 2017

    Date for notification of the paper acceptance: Feb 28, 2017

    Deadline for registration: March 15, 2017 (or within 14 days from the date of receiving
    the Paper/ Abstract Acceptance Notification.)

    Online submission:


    Introduction to Clothing - Short Courses
    Manchester, UK
    2017    26 October to 6 December

    About the courses:
    Six separate courses will provide a basic introduction to the subject and are intended for anyone just starting a career in the clothing industry whether this be at operative level; a new graduate from another discipline, or management level coming from another industry sector. 

    The curriculum has been developed with the financial support of CAPITB Trust, an independent charity providing support and funding for "people employed or about to be employed in the British clothing industry".

    The courses are approved by The Textile Institute and each Individual course accrues academic credit which along with a specified period of working practice may be used towards obtaining The Textile Institute Chartered Professional Qualifications.

     Fabric Knowledge - 26 October 2017

    The taught element of this module will include a significant amount of 'hands-on' practical work allowing delegates to leave with a reasonable understanding of fabric construction and characteristics. 

    Introduction to the Global Clothing Industry - 9 November 2017
    This course introduces delegates to the supply chain which provides mass produced garments to the UK and other markets. It looks at the key clothing manufacturing regions of the world, basics of logistics, the role of agents and potential communication issues.

    Understanding Garments - 15 November 2017
    Through a process of physical deconstruction of a garment delegates will take a journey around a simple item of clothing, stopping at each stage to discover the complex processes that have gone into producing it.

    Size and Fit - 23 November 2017
    Through a process of analysing anthropometric body measurement procedures, sizing data and garment fit, delegates will be able to evaluate and understand approaches to garment sizing and related fit. 

    Garment Specifications - 29 November 2017
    Delegates will gain an understanding of the different specifications used within the garment industry.  They will carry out a variety of in-class activities relating to garment specifications and will be able to relate them to specific job roles that exist within the fashion industry.

    The Product Development Process - 6 December 2017
    Delegates will carry out a variety of in-class activities which will enable them to appreciate the different stages involved in the process of developing a fashion product.  They will also be able to recognise a variety of the job roles that exist within the fashion industry. 

    Cost per course

    Members: £320.00
    Non Members: £400.00
    Student: £198.00
    Teacher: £250.00

    *rates are inclusive of VAT

    Refreshments, lunch and supporting course materials are all included in the price.

     Please click here for booking form 

    For further information please contact:
    Sarah Smith Membership and Events Administrator:


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    The TI is pleased to announce the latest issue of its members magazine, textiles. This edition is offered in both digital and print versions. Institute members can read the digital edition in the "Members Only" section of this website.